Nine Filming Locations from Bridgerton You Can Visit

Bridgerton has burst into our living rooms with more chaotic glamour and impossible plotlines than Jane Austen on acid. We’re officially obsessed with this reimagined period drama. Though the story is set in London, Netflix filmed much of the series in Bath and York, with a smattering of other stately homes across the UK.

Netflix has treated us to some top-notch telly of late. In November there was Rebecca, with all the glamour of Cote d'Azur and the moody landscapes of Cornwall. Soon after came season four of The Crown, taking us from our locked-down sofas on a tour of 1980s Australia and the supposed beaches of Mustique.

And now, no one can stop talking about Bridgerton, Shonda Rhimes' hopelessly cheesy yet strangely addictive whirlwind through high society Regency-era England. A colourblind cast reimagines life in the 1800s as a medley of balls and carriage rides, arranged marriages and parlour visits, narrated by a bitchy Gossip Girl-esque spectator called Lady Whistledown. The Netflix Original launched on Christmas Day, and the filming locations are so extra they make Downton Abbey look second rate.

Follow us as we glimpse into the country piles and urban palaces that have us obsessed. And yes, you're invited to them all. Check lockdown restrictions before travelling.

Behind the scenes: visit these film locations from Netflix's Bridgerton

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Leigh Court

Bristol

We’ve lost track of how many ballrooms we’re privy to in Bridgerton, but luckily Leigh Court in Bristol houses three of them. The Princes Ballroom, the Ingenue Ballroom and the Crawford Ballroom are all locations for the parties in season one, where characters dancing to classical covers of Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish are at once jarring and genius. You’ll recognise Leigh Court’s striking staircase from a couple of episodes, too. If Bridgerton is your style, the historic mansion is also available as a wedding venue.

Address

Pill Road, Bristol, BS8 3RA

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Reform Club

Westminster, London

If you’re wondering why the marble pillars and picturesque library in episode one of Bridgerton look familiar, it’s not necessarily because you’ve been inside the Reform Club yourself: the historic private members’ club was also the filming location for James Bond movie Die Another Day, released in 2002. The Italian renaissance-inspired facade and on Pall Mall is a short walk from Piccadilly Circus, and we mere mortals can book tours of the art collection to get a peep inside.

Address

104 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5EW

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No. 1 Royal Crescent

Bath

Bath’s famous Royal Crescent, one of the most sought-after addresses in the country, stands in for London’s Grosvenor Square. The front doors of Featherington House and Siena’s London flat are both filmed in the square. The detached No.1 Royal Crescent, once casually rented by Prince Frederick Duke of York, is now a museum packed with knick-knacks and furniture from throughout its history. Nearby, Bath Assembly Rooms are the filming location for several of Bridgerton’s party scenes.

Address

1 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LR

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Ranger’s House

Greenwich, London

The wisteria-clad exterior of Bridgerton House is in fact a Georgian villa located in Greenwich with an equally well-to-do history. In 1813, the year Bridgerton is set, Ranger’s House was actually home to King George III’s sister Princess Augusta. In the series, the property plays home to Daphne Bridgerton and her seven siblings, along with their mother Lady Violet. Nowadays, the public can visit their impressive 19th-century art collection and ogle at Botticelli’s Madonna of the Pomegranate.

Address

Chesterfield Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 8QX

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Castle Howard

North Yorkshire

If Clyvedon Castle – the residence of the dishy Duke of Hastings – looks too grand and idyllic to really exist, that’s because it is. While the interiors are a mishmash of stately homes, the outside is the gigantic Castle Howard. You might recognise its facade from the film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited or photos of Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling’s wedding in 2019. The mostly baroque castle is still the private home of the Howard family, who have lived there for 300 years, despite it being engulfed in a fire in 1940. Clyvedon Village, which is part of the Duke of Hastings’ estate in Bridgerton, was filmed in North Yorkshire’s picturesque Coneysthorpe village.

Address

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA

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Windsor Great Park

Windsor

With its royal connections and well-kept grounds, it’s no surprise that Windsor Great Park makes an appearance in Bridgerton, as a substitute for Battersea Fields and Rotten Row. Nearby, Painshill Park in Cobham is used to film scenes at both the Botanical Gardens and at Primrose Hill. If you’re planning a visit to Windsor Great Park in April or May, be sure to check out the Punch Bowl, a picture-perfect crater filled with azaleas and rhododendrons.

Address

The Crown Estate Windsor Great Park, SL4 2HT

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Lancaster House

St James’s, London

While the exterior shots pan across Hampton Court Palace to set the scene for the residence of Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel), the inside shots of her parlour, hallway and luxurious bathroom are all taken at Lancaster House. The high ceilings and distinctive ivory and gold furnishings are the very same backdrop to many of Princess Diana’s escapades in The Crown.

Address

Stable Yard, London, SW1A 1BB

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The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Chatham, London

Away from the polished glitz of Mayfair, scenes set in London’s poorer streets are filmed at the disused Chatham Dockyard in Kent. Lady Featherington takes her ward, Marina, here on a trip to see the slums, in an attempt to open her eyes to the real world. The gardens for Bridgerton House were also filmed at Chatham Dockyard, as was the “boxing saloon” where the Duke practices his moves. The Royal Navy Dockyard on the River Medway was in operation for more than 400 years before closing in 1984 – many hundreds of British ships were built here. Call the Midwife fans will also recognise the cobbled streets and buildings of “Poplar”.

Address

Main Gate Road, Chatham ME4 4TZ

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Wilton House

Salisbury

When a bunch of hilarious and trembling debutants are presented to a foreboding Queen Charlotte in the first episode, the state rooms at Wilton House were the perfect location to choose. But this isn’t the only time Wilton House, the family seat of the Earl of Pembroke, has been used in Bridgerton. Look closely, and you’ll realise it’s the filming location for not one but four different houses in the series. Wilton House is open for public tours and hosts an annual antiques fair every March.

Address

Wilton, Salisbury, SP2 0BJ

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